Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound)

4.8
796 reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
Our food is inspired by the fine local craft farmers, breweries and distillers that are buzzing with excitement in Scotland. Like these artisan producers, we carefully select combinations of local ingredients to create small batch dishes with bags of rich flavours. These invoke memories of past times and loved ones. Add to this our acutely developed appreciation of wines and spirits from further afield; and the idea was born of opening a place where locals and visitors alike could rendez-vous.

If you've never been to a Mash Bar before, it's not exactly a bar or a restaurant, but a combination of the two with an uniquely warm and friendly atmosphere. Look at our reviews they say it all!
What 796 People Are Saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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amchattie
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Edinburgh for a long weekend and all the family agreed it was our favourite restaurant we ate at! The food was spectacular and Abi our server was fantastic. What a fabulous place! Thank you for making our last night so lovely!

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EmGie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Brilliant service and great food. Will definitely be back!

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LizzieW
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely small business
Cute little restaurant with lovely outdoor seating overlooking the city
The staff were super friendly and helpful when we asked for recommendations
The food was absolutely delicious
Reasonable prices for the portion sizes
Would definitely recommend!

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Susan
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant which I highly recommend. Great food and ambience and the service is first class.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic service

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous food, the haggis neeps and tatties starter was amazing! Brilliant service. Absolute must if you’re in Edinburgh.

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AliceD
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and very chilled - loved it!

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KerriH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal with excellent and friendly service. We both enjoyed the beef haggis with mash, I had the cheesy mash & my partner very much enjoyed the I’ve with black pudding. It was good value for money

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JaneE
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, highly recommended. The only downside was the ladies loos were dirty and over flowing bins.

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IanP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won’t be disappointed the food is gorgeous and the service is lovely. Highly recommend a visit

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, a must in Edinburgh!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were equally amazing as always!

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Nini
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great background music! Honestly the best food experience I’ve had in a while. Will be recommending and hopefully coming back sooner than later.

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Yasmin
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and really quick service

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Greigw
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice shabby chic spot with a deceptively simple menu of main +mash+gravy. Portions are not vast, but once you have eaten the very well seasoned (ie peppery) food, you will be happy with what you have. Service took a tiny bit longer than the snappy delivery we had been led to expect but basically a great lunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lamb Shank with bacon green onion mash was Incredible. Make reservation and get your tummy in here.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

arrived late for our booking due to traffic but staff were very understanding and managed to get us a booth table - really amazing comforting food with friendly service - our waiter was so helpful and good craic :)

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YvonneU
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed great food and service from the team at this restaurant. Would definitely come again. Highly recommend the lamb shank.

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stokietravellor
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is what more restaurants should do. You take simple food and do it very well with charming staff (shout out for Danni, Jen, Ben and David). It feels like family. The mash is excellent (black pudding was especially so) and we had the sausages which were great. Local and ethical adds to the pleasure and the bill was very reasonable. Next time in Edinburgh we will be back

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Gray
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff - friendly and attentive. Good concept, well executed. Might be on the salty side for some, but I like my food well seasoned and it was perfect for me.

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both me and my girlfriend ordered the wild boar sausage and the cheese/chive mash. Absolutely incredible food, and a very nice selection of drinks to go along (I had a thistly cross and a 10 year old Laphroaig). Be careful on the stairs to the toilets because I did bonk my head due to my own lack of attention. Servers were very friendly and welcoming, will be visiting again on the next trip to Edinburgh.

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ChristineM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, everything was delicious 😋. We all tried something different and loved by us all. Puddings were great too. Excellent service. Definitely recommend trying 😀

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JohnM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely, the mash beautiful. The staff are very helpful and the service was great.

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LauraC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bring your appetite, portions are large and not for light eaters! It was a beautiful day to sit outside under the tree and there was lots of space, felt very safe. We were worried about time because we were on a tight schedule but service was super fast.

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Taity
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to The Gourmet Mash Bar, and was as good this time as before, the service was excellent, as was the food. Must mention Emily our waitress who made our visit very warm and welcoming, and was very friendly. Will definitely visit again and recommend to friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We ordered beef with horseradish mash, lamb on the bone, a mini haggis and house salad to go with our pints. Unfortunately they were out of scotch eggs. Loved our meal and staff were friendly. Thank you!

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SaraW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks & service. Staff extremely helpful & friendly, great atmosphere..will revisit when back in Edinburgh..

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MaggieK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, well presented and good portions. Staff friendly and courteous.
Only negative point is the long wait for food to be served, having said that it was worth waiting for.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little place with great food, friendly staff and good cider!

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Smashing (!) meal......different to the usual, and locally sourced. A small business worth supporting.

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PaulG
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; good craic with the staff. Recommend for great POSH neeps n tatties.

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JohnA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at a very reasonable price. The serving staff were lovely, really helpful and attentive.

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GabbyRud
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely staff, great with baby, plenty of space for a pram and highchairs available

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KevF
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service excellent - attentive/friendly but no overbearing. Only slight let down was the toilets weren't immaculate - feel this is important as it is an indicator of how attentive the business is to detail and dirty corners that are clearly not regularly cleaned is a small let down.

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TomH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably good food and great service! 10/10 Will always come here when in Edinburgh.

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Paulabidsc
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good quirky meal. Meat was excellent and enjoyed the mash and a lovely seat in the window. Would definitely recommend and book in advance

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Djlm68
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good meal out after being locked away like a hermit. Really different menu. 6 of us all had different dishes. 6 clean plates. Really enjoyed this and highly recommend.

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Newbie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very welcoming and friendly 😊
Food was good, well presented and good choices for vegans.
Drinks menu also good.
Would definitely recommend.

MD
MandyD
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended this restaurant and we weren't disappointed.
The food and staff were excellent. Lovely place to relax and have a fabulous meal, cooked to perfection. Will come again on our next visit.

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GarethA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Vibrant atmosphere and professional courteous staff. Would definitely come back to eat when visiting Edinburgh.

FAQs

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar (Mound) is rated 4.8 stars by 796 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.